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Live Performance of "I Love Lucy: The Untold Story" on March 3rd!

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I'M EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE that I'll be directing a live, full-cast performance of my original play, I Love Lucy: The Untold Story, Sunday, March 3, 2013, at 4pm, at Kehillat Israel Reconstructionist Congregation, 16019 Sunset Blvd., Pacific Palisades, CA 90272.

 

It's a humorous look behind the scenes at the creation of TV's most beloved sitcom, based on my dad's memoir, Laughs, Luck…and Lucy: How I Came to Create the Most Popular of Sitcom of All Time. Since its New York premiere in 2011, the play has had successful productions on both coasts, as well as a nationwide broadcast on SiriusXM™ Radio.

 

 

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Our phenomenal cast features such talented performers as Charlene Tilton (Dallas's "Lucy Ewing"), Dick Van Patten (star of Eight Is Enough), Phil Proctor (founder of the legendary Firesign Theater comedy troupe), William Schallert ("Dad" on The Patty Duke Show), Second City alum Lance Kinsey ("Lt. Proctor" in all the Police Academy films), Stuffy Singer (The Jack Benny Program), Alan Oppenheimer (The Lucy Show, The Six Million Dollar Man) and musical guest Dora Pearson (lead female vocalist for Sha Na Na).

 

The show, which runs about 45 minutes, will be performed in the style of old-time radio, with the actors and singers standing at microphones, scripts in hand, plus sound effects and recorded music.

 

After the show, refreshments will be served, and you'll have the opportunity to mingle with members of the cast.

 

 

Proceeds benefit Kehillat Israel's "Sages" seniors program. There is no charge for admission, but donations in any amount will be gratefully accepted. (Suggested donation is $18.) Free parking will be available.

 

Reserve your tickets now at www.ourKI.org. Cast lineup subject to change.

 

 

For further information, please contact Kehillat Israel's Director of Programs & Marketing, Matt Davidson, at 424.214.7454 or

mdavidson@ourKI.org

 

 

We're going to have a lot of fun on March 3rd, and I really hope to see all you LucyLoungers there.

 

Take care.

 

- Gregg Oppenheimer

 

P.S. If you can't make the March 3rd performance, be sure to check out the full-cast recording of I Love Lucy: The Untold Story now available at

iTunes, at Amazon.com, at Audible.com, and at Audiobooks.com. All royalties from sales of the recording benefit the Motion Picture & Television Fund.

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ILLTUS-play-live.jpg

 

I'M EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE that I'll be directing a live, full-cast performance of my original play, I Love Lucy: The Untold Story, Sunday, March 3, 2013, at 4pm, at Kehillat Israel Reconstructionist Congregation, 16019 Sunset Blvd., Pacific Palisades, CA 90272.

 

It's a humorous look behind the scenes at the creation of TV's most beloved sitcom, based on my dad's memoir, Laughs, Luck…and Lucy: How I Came to Create the Most Popular of Sitcom of All Time. Since its New York premiere in 2011, the play has had successful productions on both coasts, as well as a nationwide broadcast on SiriusXM™ Radio.

 

 

 

Charlene-Dick.jpg

Our phenomenal cast features such talented performers as Charlene Tilton (Dallas's "Lucy Ewing"), Dick Van Patten (star of Eight Is Enough), Phil Proctor (founder of the legendary Firesign Theater comedy troupe), William Schallert ("Dad" on The Patty Duke Show), Second City alum Lance Kinsey ("Lt. Proctor" in all the Police Academy films), Stuffy Singer (The Jack Benny Program), Alan Oppenheimer (The Lucy Show, The Six Million Dollar Man) and musical guest Dora Pearson (lead female vocalist for Sha Na Na).

 

The show, which runs about 45 minutes, will be performed in the style of old-time radio, with the actors and singers standing at microphones, scripts in hand, plus sound effects and recorded music.

 

After the show, refreshments will be served, and you'll have the opportunity to mingle with members of the cast.

 

 

 

Proceeds benefit Kehillat Israel's "Sages" seniors program. There is no charge for admission, but donations in any amount will be gratefully accepted. (Suggested donation is $18.) Free parking will be available.

 

Reserve your tickets now at www.ourKI.org. Cast lineup subject to change.

 

 

 

For further information, please contact Kehillat Israel's Director of Programs & Marketing, Matt Davidson, at 424.214.7454 or

mdavidson@ourKI.org

 

 

 

We're going to have a lot of fun on March 3rd, and I really hope to see all you LucyLoungers there.

 

Take care.

 

 

- Gregg Oppenheimer

 

P.S. If you can't make the March 3rd performance, be sure to check out the full-cast recording of I Love Lucy: The Untold Story now available at

iTunes, at Amazon.com, at Audible.com, and at Audiobooks.com. All royalties from sales of the recording benefit the Motion Picture & Television Fund.

 

SOUNDS GREAT, WISH I COULD ATTEND.

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I'll have to check out the audio version since it would take a plane ride to get me to CA :) . Thanks for that option for those of us that can't see it in person.

 

PS -- Is Alan Oppenheimer related to your family in any way? I've wondered that since I saw his name on one of The Lucy Show credits.

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I'll have to check out the audio version since it would take a plane ride to get me to CA :) . Thanks for that option for those of us that can't see it in person.

 

PS -- Is Alan Oppenheimer related to your family in any way? I've wondered that since I saw his name on one of The Lucy Show credits.

 

Alan Oppenheimer isn't a relative, but I've followed his career since I was a kid, partly because his name was Oppenheimer and because he bears a slight resemblance to my dad (who he portrays in my play - both on March 3rd and in the audio version). I met him a few years ago at Norman Corwin's 100th birthday party at the Writers Guild.

 

If you get the audio version, please be sure to post a review!

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I'll have to check out the audio version since it would take a plane ride to get me to CA :) . Thanks for that option for those of us that can't see it in person.

 

PS -- Is Alan Oppenheimer related to your family in any way? I've wondered that since I saw his name on one of The Lucy Show credits.

 

Been wondering the same thing myself; always forget to ask anyone. Anyone planning on attending this event? Joey?

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Been wondering the same thing myself; always forget to ask anyone. Anyone planning on attending this event? Joey?

I'm thinkin' about it....can't believe how fast it snuck up on me! ;)

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